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quinta

[Spanish keen-tah; Portuguese keen-tah, -tuh] /Spanish ˈkin tɑ; Portuguese ˈkĩ tɑ, -tə/
noun, plural quintas
[Spanish keen-tahs; Portuguese keen-tahs, -tuh sh] /Spanish ˈkin tɑs; Portuguese ˈkĩ tɑs, -təʃ/ (Show IPA).
Spanish, Portuguese.
1.
an inn, especially one in the countryside.
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  • But these thirty or more patterns do not exhaust the interest of the quinta.

    Portuguese Architecture Walter Crum Watson
  • This quinta appears to me strong enough to resist a surprise.

    The Red Track Gustave Aimard
  • I thought you said he went to the quinta after the fight at the Pasa Chico.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling
  • You can be of service only if you are intimate with him, and visit frequently at his quinta.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling
  • Until they were squares from the quinta neither of them spoke.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling
  • You must stop at the quinta and take care of mamma and Lola.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling
  • He could find no trace of him, and the occupants of the quinta could tell him nothing.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling
  • As Marcelino left the quinta on one side, Evaa galloped in by the gate on the other.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling
  • You advert to my gallop out to the quinta de Ponce yesterday, Seora?

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling
  • That evening Doa Constancia could not complain of being lonely at her quinta.

    Ponce de Leon

    William Pilling
British Dictionary definitions for quinta

quinta

/ˈkɪntə/
noun
1.
(winemaking) a Portuguese vineyard where grapes for wine or port are grown
Word Origin
C20: from Portuguese, literally: a country estate, farm
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Word Origin and History for quinta
n.

"country house, villa," 1754, from Spanish and Portuguese quinta, originally a farm and house let out for a rent of one-fifth of its produce, from Latin quintus "one fifth," related to quinque "five" (see quinque-).

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